PlayStation fans, this is a present to you.
The diminutive, TV based PlayStation Vita microconsole, the PS Vita TV, dubbed simply the PlayStation TV for the west, is out now in North American territories, available in a black color that wasn’t available in Japan.
The console, which launches in the US nearly a year after its launch in Japan last year, comes in two packages- a basic $99 package that includes the console, with 1GB of on board memory and all the requisite cables to get it hooked up to your TV, and $140 bundle, that includes all of that, plus a DualShock 3 and an 8GB memory card to expand the storage options, while also coming with a free game (The Lego Movie Video Game in most packages, although Walmart is selling bundles with Sly 4 in them).
The PlayStation TV is compatible with a limited range of PS Vita games, alongside all the PSP, PS Mini, and PSOne games that are digitally available to play on Vita; additionally, it can also play PlayStation 3 games over PS Now, and PlayStation 4 games via Remote Play. All told, there are over 700 games available to play on the device, and it’s a pretty neat thing to own if you’re already firmly embedded in the PlayStation ecosystem.